As stupid as the title sounds, a reporter from Entertainment Tonight actually asked Christian Bale if there was any truth to a fan theory that he would be back as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as the real Batman.
Because as the fan theory goes, Ben Affleck is simply taking over for a time being, as the real Bruce Wayne [Bale] is retired from crime-fighting.
“I haven’t heard that. This is the first I’ve heard of it, I think it’s pretty clear that Ben [Affleck] is playing Batman now. No, it’s not happening.”